Statistical Innovation & Capacity Building Project

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Tonga Statistics Department is accepting expressions of interest for a Resident Advisor for its Statistical Innovation and Capacity Building in Tonga Project. Closing date: Wednesday, 15th September 2021. No later than 16:30 local time. See below for further...

The project’s objective is to improve the quality and efficiency of welfare data collection, and accessibility to comparable welfare data in Tonga.

Project components include:

  • Innovation and capacity building in data collection
  • Institutional strengthening

 Innovation and Capacity Building in Data Collection

2 Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES)

  • HIES 2020/21
  • HIES 2024/25

Data collection for Economic Statistics

  • Update CPI based on the HIES 2020/21
  • Fund price data collection in 4 new areas: Food Price Index, Producer Price Index (PPI), Building Material Price Index (BMPI), and Import Price Index (IPI)
  • Support development and collection of data for a newly established Tourism Satellite Account
  • Support development and collection of data for the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA)

Data collection to improve early warning systems for natural disasters

  • Support the purchasing of geo-tagging hardware for Census 2021
  • Enable the Department’s work in producing national / subnational exposure risk maps

Institutional strengthening

Analytical training
Data and research dissemination
Improvements to the Department’s office

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